The RSVP model: Lifting the veil on school violence

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A model to remediate (eliminate) the global problem of school violence is proposed in this 3-phase plan that is strategic and comprehensive in scope, yet basic in terms of interlocking phases (Preparation, Response, Long-Term Recovery). Each phase consists of critical and practical components that are supported in the research literature for school and classroom implementation. Collectively, the model embraces a child's emotional wellness, recognizes deficits, and provides intervention to facilitate healing before perpetrating violence. Phase I consists of school-wide screening to identify and remediate deficiencies in socio-emotional skills, protective factors toward resiliency, and emotional and psychological wellness in preparation for violence. Phase II consists of emergency response. Phase III consists of therapeutic interventions, which are designed and delivered by community professionals based on student need. Phase III programming focuses on identifying and minimizing posttraumatic stress after a traumatic event for all survivors. The RSVP model diagram is included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCritical Examinations of School Violence and Disturbance in K-12 Education
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781466699366
ISBN (Print)1466699353, 9781466699359
StatePublished - Feb 2 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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